The Senate Tuesday passed legislation that contains $107.3 million to help complete work at the West Valley Demonstration Project near Ashford, Cattaraugus County.
The allocation for the federal fiscal year that begins Friday brings total funding of this program to $1.5 billion. It passed 96 to 3.
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., who authored the bill creating the nuclear waste cleanup project 19 years ago, said "the money will be used for the final stages of what has been a hugely successful demonstration in waste disposal."
The House also passed a bill that contains $4 million for the Corps of Engineers to continue its rehabilitation and maintenance of the State Barge Canal.
Rep. John J. LaFalce, D-Tonawanda, said the legislation also contains $100,000 to study flood control and environmental restoration possibilities along Ellicott Creek.
The bill also provides $34.4 million to continue previously-authorized remediation programs at the Niagara Falls Storage Site, Lewiston; and these four other remediation sites in the Town of Tonawanda: Linde, Ashland I, Ashland II, and Seaway.
A program to provide a new mooring area for decommissioned warships now on display in Buffalo's Inner Harbor area at the Naval and Servicemen's Park will receive $200,000.